Liverpool's Horror Show Tactics

Liverpool's Horror Show Tactics

From a very early age we're all exposed to the 'happy ever after' theory. Beast gets the Beauty. Pinocchio ends up being a real boy. Rocky Balboa defeats everybody. Danny Ocean and his 10 friends get away after robbing the Bellagio Casino, and a random player winning a jackpot at Red Flush online casino. Liverpool beat AC Milan in Istanbul. Hard work, bravery and a bit of luck and you can achieve anything. We all harboured hope that Steven Gerrard would …
The More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same for Liverpool FC

The More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same for Liverpool FC

Seven points from three games represented an excellent start to the new season for Liverpool Football Club and, its embattled manager, Brendan Rodgers. A battling if blunt display against Stoke, followed by an unconvincing showing against Bournemouth had delivered 6 points from 6, before the Reds turned in an impressive display away at the Emirates. Things were looking decent-ish, at least in terms of results, and the performances seemed to be improving. Step forward West Ham at Anfield! Saturday's absolute …
How do Liverpool win the Premier League? 'The Bottom 14 Teams'

How do Liverpool win the Premier League? 'The Bottom 14 Teams'

How do Liverpool win the league?  A little too ambitious? Perhaps. But I feel it is better to aim for the stars.  If you drop short then you are guaranteed Top 4 and that coveted Champions' League spot.  Aim for Top 4 and miss and well........ We all know what happens next.  Let us be honest, to win the league now would mean that everything would need to click and fall into place.  Or does it?  What can we do …
Rodgers Has 99 Problems and Big Games Are One!

Rodgers Has 99 Problems and Big Games Are One!

Nearing the end of a forgetful season it's easy to do one of two things; either remind yourself of the poor start of the season or at every given opportunity brag about the unbeaten streak we had at the start of 2015. In isolation both tell a completely different story but the season should be judged as a whole and it's interesting to see that in the big games for The Reds they've not matched expectation or performed as expected. …
Jordan Henderson: The New Generation

Jordan Henderson: The New Generation

Things are changing at Liverpool and it’s the start of a new generation. Steven Gerrard is moving to America after turning down a contract extension, Jamie Carragher now works alongside Gary Neville, once an arch nemesis, and young Jordan Henderson, is set to become the next captain of Liverpool football club. Liverpool fans haven’t had much to smile about in recent weeks. Exit from the FA Cup after defeat in the semi-final against Aston Villa last week topped off a disappointing …
Sharpening the Flat 3-4-3 into a Diamond | Liverpool FC

Sharpening the Flat 3-4-3 into a Diamond | Liverpool FC

“All good things must come to an end.” That’s in reference to Liverpool’s 13-game unbeaten streak in 2015 of course, which began with a loss to fierce rivals Manchester United and also ended in a similar fashion against the same opposition within the space of a little over 3 months. The feat started after Brendan Rodgers’ opted to switch to a 3-4-2-1 formation with a flat-4 in midfield, consisting of two wing-backs and two midfielders. What contributed to the success …
How Do Liverpool FC Finish 4th?

How Do Liverpool FC Finish 4th?

With one of the most exciting & open races for a top 4 finish how do Liverpool ensure they get this coveted position? Fitness & Intensity Liverpool FC's most successful brand of football in the past 18 months has involved high intensity pressing starting with the striker.  This was highlighted in the recent Man City victory.  This involves an in depth understanding from each player.  The keys to applying it successfully lie in the triggers to implement the press, compressing the …
Liverpool FC | Go Fourth and Qualify!

Liverpool FC | Go Fourth and Qualify!

The Monday after another three point display at for Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool, and this week fans of the Mersey Reds have got more than a Premier League victory to celebrate. Seemingly, at times, built from crystal, Daniel Sturridge's goalscoring return made it abundantly clear to the home crowd, and millions of football fans worldwide, exactly the kind of potency in front of goal that the Reds had been missing since August. Sturridge had to wait until past the 70 minute …
Cup-Tied or Hamstrung? | Liverpool FC

Cup-Tied or Hamstrung? | Liverpool FC

The Magic of the (FA) Cup. We all love a good cup tie, don't we? Every fan, surely, must want to see their team go on a great cup run, musn't they? I mean, winning breeds winning; it's a great way to gather momentum; the players just want to get out there and play; When you're winning you want to win again, and if you're losing, you just want to go out there and put things right. After all, that's …
Write-Off Liverpool FC at Your Peril!

Write-Off Liverpool FC at Your Peril!

Football has returned, finally! Club football I mean, the good stuff, the stuff that matters. Yes, the Premier League kicked off its new season last Saturday and, by now, all 20 clubs involved have played their opening two matches. The biggest game of the season so far took place on Monday night, when last year's Champions, Manchester City, took on and defeated the runners up in 2013/14, Liverpool FC. When evaluating how the final league standings might appear come the …
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